We commit to providing safe and supportive environments which nurture the wellbeing of all students and staff in our community, and hold firmly to the belief that they have a right to be safe, respected and valued in an inclusive environment. We know that when students are happy, they are more engaged with their learning.
Schools benefit from wellbeing initiatives and pastoral care support through Sydney Catholic Schools – in areas such as anti-bullying, positive behaviour, student counselling, refugee support and child protection – which range from universal support for all students, to targeted interventions for students with complex social and emotional needs.
School-wide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL)
The teaching community of St Anne’s Catholic Primary School Strathfield South school share responsibility for the care of every one of our students, from Kindergarten to Year 6. Teachers view social learning as the development of skills which can be explicitly taught through our especially tailored SPBL program. We take pride in the safe environment we have created, in which every student can raise concerns or seek assistance. We likewise trust that all parents feel welcome to share any concerns they may have for their child’s welfare.
Our counselling service is provided by CatholicCare. The school counsellor collaborates with class teachers in delivering social skills programs to classes and with groups of students, in response to assessed needs. In consultation with parents, counselling is also provided for individual students for whom this is appropriate.
Contact information for St Anne’s:
- School Counsellor: arranged through the Principal on (02) 9642 6149
Sydney Catholic Schools reject all forms of bullying behaviours, including online (or cyber) bullying, by maintaining a commitment to providing safe, inclusive and respectful learning communities that promote student wellbeing for learning. Staff at Sydney Catholic schools are committed to employing wellbeing strategies that allow for a healthy school environment where bullying is less likely to occur.
If your child is experiencing bullying of any kind, or you have a wellbeing concern, we have a number of support services available for parents/carers and students, as listed below.